Town of Emmitsburg
300A S. Seton Ave Emmitsburg, Maryland

Town Manager's Report
February 2014

Prepared by David Haller




         Staff repaired a number of street lights.

         Staff plowed and salted a number of streets.

         Staff replaced some parking stops around the square.


         Rainbow Lake is at the spillway level. 

         The roughing filters are being backwashed three times a day and the DE filters are being done twice per week.

         Our wells are down an average of 9.0 feet from May 2011 levels. 

         Water production and consumption.  We produced and purchased an average of 352,399 GPD.  We consumed an average of 319,083 GPD.


 The difference is "Backwash Water" ... (9.5%). We purchased 618,530 gallons of water from MSM this month.

o    45.1% of this water came from wells. 

o      4.6% of this water came from Mt. St. Mary's.

o    50.3% of this water came from Rainbow Lake. 


         The overland flow treatment system is shut-down for the season.

         We received about 5.4 inches of precipitation this month (the average is 3.0 inches).  

o    We have a precipitation SURPLUS of 8.4" over the last six months.  The average precipitation for the period from September 1 thru February 28 is 21.5".  We have received 29.9" for that period.

         Wastewater Treatment:


o   We treated an average of 819,000 GPD (consumed 319,083 GPD) which means that 61.0% of the wastewater treated this month was "wild water". 

o   We had no spills of untreated sewerage in the month of February.

o   We exceeded the plantís design capacity on ten days in the month of February.

02/03    949,000 GPD          02/04     916,000 GPD    02/05 1,830,000 GPD

02/06 1,037,000 GPD          02/19  1,011,000 GPD    02/20 1,122,000 GPD

02/21 2,356,000 GPD          02/22  1,651,000 GPD    03/23 1,363,000 GPD     

02/24    989,000 GPD


Trash:  Trash pickup will remain Mondays for the remainder of the month of March.


         Staff has performed standard mowing and trimming in all parks.

I Recently Attended the Following Meetings: 

         02/03  Met with the Mayor to review agenda items

         02/03  Met with SHA related to MD RTE 140

         02/27  Attended MML Meeting

List of prior months' Town Manager's reports